Think it only fair to warn you this will probably be a long post. Sorry.
I have mentioned before my dd's emetophobia & had many lovely responses. She had an appt at camhs recently but couldn't go, so I went & had a long chat. We have had many encounters with camhs over the years & I am not a big fan. However, this gentleman actually seemed to listen, asked questions, gave me questionnaires for dd to fill in etc.
Managed to get dd to complete most of the forms, sent them to him, then got her to go to next appt. Another long chat with both of us. A few days later I received a letter, a copy of his letter to the gp who had referred her there. It lists the following as her problems:
Obsessive Compulsive Traits
Generalised Anxiety & Worry
Hyper sensitive/low frustration tolerance
Internalised passive aggressive attitudes
Such a lot for a 14 yr old to cope with. She very rarely made it to school for the last 3 months, she sleeps on the sofa because she's too scared to go to bed, we go through the same worries (being sick) every night & I'm lost.
She will be starting cbt in a couple of weeks, I can only hope it helps. We're both exhausted.
Really sorry for the very long post, if you made it this far well done. I really just needed to get that off my chest, no-one else understands the hell we are going through.